Hirotsune Okada

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We examined the genetic transformation of the biotechnologically relevant yeast Rhodotorula gracilis ATCC 26217 by electroporation. To evaluate the yeast transformation, we created a genomic integration cassette that was targeted to the yeast orotidine-5′-phosphate decarboxylase gene (URA3 gene) locus and composed of the zeocin-resistant gene (Sh ble gene)(More)
We investigated d-amino acid oxidase (DAO) induction in the popular model yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The product of the putative DAO gene of the yeast expressed in E. coli displayed oxidase activity to neutral and basic d-amino acids, but not to an l-amino acid or acidic d-amino acids, showing that the putative DAO gene encodes catalytically active(More)
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